4 Advantages of Powders as a Delivery System
When choosing a delivery system for supplements, there is almost an endless variety available on the market. But one of the more popular ways to take supplements is an easy-to-use powder form.
Many people are tired of the same-old supplement methods and they dislike that traditional tablets remind them of taken prescription medicines.
Plus, with tablets and soft gels, there are often extra chemicals that are needed for binding and encapsulating.
It’s no wonder that so many people choose to take their supplements in powder form. Here four reasons that why powdered supplements are becoming preferred by more and more families:
1. Simple to Consume
A recent national survey revealed that over 40% of adults said they had problems swallowing pills, even though most did not have any issues in swallowing food or liquid. Powders provide an ideal solution for people who cannot, or prefer not to, swallow capsules or tablets.
When you take a supplement, you want the active ingredients to enter your body as quickly as possible. Most vitamins on the market today have a hard time fully dissolving so that the body can use the nutrients. The quicker absorption (or bioavailability) of powders means it is easier to ingest higher amounts of the active nutrient. In addition, powder supplements can be gentler on the stomach and digestive system.
Powdered products are well-liked because they are so convenient. They are usually available in small, pre-measured packets. These single serving, take-along packets are ideal for people on-the-go; just toss them into your briefcase, suitcase, backpack or purse. Easy-to-open packets are also perfect for a busy lifestyle or travel. This means you don’t have to miss taking probiotics just because you are on vacation or away from home.
4. Ease of Use
A major benefit of powder is the that they can be used in a variety of different ways. They can be added to beverages, juices, yogurt, applesauce, or just taken on their own. Powder packets make taking probiotics completely flexible and effortless.